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No stop signs at T-intersections?

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    Analogue Kid
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    Last night I was in a neighborhood in the Northland area. On my way home, I came to a T-intersection with no stop or yield signs of any kind. Think this was surely a mistake, I called the city number for reporting such things. I was told that T-intersections no longer have traffic control signs posted. This seems ludicrous to me, and I wonder what justification there is for such a policy. Anyone have some insight?

    #546812

    mrmann
    Member

    The through road has the right-of-way:

    At a “T” intersection with no traffic control device, any person driving a vehicle on a highway that intersects but does not cross the other highway, shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle traveling on the other highway.

    The justification is that the road that you are on has ended…

    #546813

    GCrites80s
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    Not enough people know that. Time for some bloody PSAs from the Ohio Highway Patrol.

    #546814

    Analogue Kid
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    GCrites80s said:
    Not enough people know that. Time for some bloody PSAs from the Ohio Highway Patrol.

    Right, so why not spend $20 for a stop sign?

    #546815

    mrmann
    Member

    GCrites80s said:
    Not enough people know that. Time for some bloody PSAs from the Ohio Highway Patrol.

    There is really only one way to deliver that message and it requires a larger vehicle that is paid off. ;)

    #546816

    bucki12
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    #546817

    RhondaH
    Member

    I have family out in the sticks and I don’t think they ever had signs out there.

    #546818
    Chris Sunami
    Chris Sunami
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    I don’t know what this cost-saving kick the city is on, but they’ve removed all the signal lights on Bryden Rd. I drive that road all that time, and it’s really scary going through some of those intersections.

    #546819

    billbix
    Member

    ChrisSunami said:
    I don’t know what this cost-saving kick the city is on, but they’ve removed all the signal lights on Bryden Rd. I drive that road all that time, and it’s really scary going through some of those intersections.

    It isn’t cost saving. They were required to do it per state regulations as traffic studies showed that the amount of traffic had fallen below a level designated for a signal device. They say overuse of signal devices can cause more pressing problems.

    #546820

    GW_Justice
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    Removing road signs in order to intentionally cause drivers to pay more intention to the road is a new philosophy in road design.

    http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.12/traffic.html

    Sort of makes sense, if you have too many signs, people block them out. Going without the signs conveys the idea that you have to pay attention. If the studies show it works here and lowers accidents, over the long term, then it should be done. I’m just worried that the removal of the sign causes a short term level of confusion that lowers the accident rate, but after we become habituated to intersections without signs, the accident rate goes back up.

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